I have mentioned in other posts that Fridays are not my day, and we usually end up having some variety of pancakes for dinner. My other go to for those “I don’t wanna cook” meals are baked potatoes. They are cheap, quick (in the microwave) and delicious. I love potatoes!
It is pretty simple to doll a baked potato up to make it a full meal as well! I was craving a cheesesteak sandwich but didn’t have any bread, and no french fries (nor did I want the hassle of deep frying anything). Baked potato to the rescue! The peppers were added
The peppers were added primarily because I wanted to feel like we were eating vegetables…
While my potatoes were cooking away in the microwave I made the topping.
Cheesesteak Baked Potato Recipe
2 large russet (or your favorite baking potato)
1/2-3/4 pound cooked steak, thinly sliced (I simply seasoned a top sirloin with salt, pepper, and garlic and cooked it to my liking of medium, and allowed it to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing)
1/2 sweet onion thinly sliced
1/2 small green bell pepper thinly sliced
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp heavy cream
salt and pepper
While the potatoes are baking (mine took about 12 minutes in the microwave, they take about an hour in a 375’F oven to become fork tender), melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers to the butter and lightly season with salt and pepper. Stir frequently until tender, being careful not to fry them. Reduce the heat to low and add the cheese. Stirring constantly add the heavy cream until a sauce-like consistency is reached. Remove from the heat and add the sliced steak.
Split open the baked potato lengthwise and lightly season with salt, pepper (and a little extra butter wouldn’t hurt!) Top each potato with half of the mixture.
If you are looking for more fabulous Friday meals and treats check out Fiesta Friday! I love seeing what everyone has been cooking this week!